CNN — Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney plans to “recharge his batteries” by taking a brief vacation in the Cayman Islands following the South Carolina primary.
Acknowledging that “the Governor is feeling the heat” over questions about his personal finances, a Romney spokesman said the candidate “wants to spend some quality time with his money” before heading off to campaign in Florida.
“The Cayman Islands are a hop, a skip, and a jump from Palm Beach anyway,” said the spokesman. “After the Governor recharges his batteries in his second favorite place on Earth, he’ll be better able to defend himself against all the false allegations swirling around him and his immense wealth.”
Newt Gingrich, Romney’s chief Republican rival, called the proposed Caribbean vacation “grotesque”.
“This is yet another illustration of how out of touch Mitt Romney is with the concerns of ordinary Americans,” said Gingrich. “I’m going to pummel him at tonight’s debate.”